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Supplier Development Services

Supplier Development is an important part of the Council’s strategy to help boost DBE capability and performance. We provide valuable support and varying services to help our DBEs optimize the opportunities available, and to continue building and expanding their businesses. Our vision is to provide corporations with capable, world-class suppliers and provide sustainable business opportunities to diverse suppliers.


The Council aims to build the capacity of suppliers that our members want to work with. We understand that each supplier has unique goals and objectives, and we strive to provide specialized training that is discipline specific and tailored to their needs. To achieve this, we offer several programs, including the Accelerator Program and the High Performance Supplier Program. These programs provide targeted training and resources to help suppliers improve their capabilities and meet the needs of our members. Through our supplier development services, we are able to support the growth and success of our diverse supplier base, helping them to better serve our members and the broader community.

Below are some of the programs and services The Council provides to build the capacity of diverse suppliers for our corporate members:

High Performance Supplier Series

HPS Series is a supplier development initiative brought together by the Council for Supplier Diversity and the University of San Diego School of Business. The program provides the opportunity for corporations to work with targeted suppliers, helping them improve processes and build their capacity to do business with said larger corporations. This is more than a training program, but an opportunity to prepare businesses to increase their capability for greater opportunity with companies that support the program.

The curriculum addresses the critical aspect of operating a successful business to increase the chances of entrepreneurial success. These are top quality, interactive educational experiences that can provide powerful business results. The program features a business pre-assessment, practical engagement with business professionals, and a formal capability presentation to key decision makers within corporate space.

For more information on our High Performance Supplier Series click here.

Accelerator Program

The Council's Accelerator Program is built around a long-term supplier development model, focusing on comprehensive in-field training and mentoring to help suppliers improve their capabilities and reach their goals. We believe that by looking at organizational strategy and best practices, we can help our suppliers succeed in the long run.

The objective is to induct pre-qualified diverse suppliers into a dedicated accelerator program and develop their capacity to serve as qualified suppliers to the corporate member. These programs typically last 12-18 months, and will be organized according to the needs of our corporate members and all of our DBE participants. 


As part of the accelerator program, we conduct a deep-dive operational assessment of all critical areas to identify areas for improvement and provide customized support to help our suppliers reach their full potential. In addition to the initial assessment, we also offer ongoing consultations and progress reviews to ensure that our suppliers are making progress and meeting their objectives.


By taking a long-term approach to supplier development and offering comprehensive support, we are able to help our suppliers succeed and grow their businesses.

If you are interested in implementing a custom-built supplier accelerator program for your company please reach out to us via email at or call us at (858) 537-2281

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